Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Whimsy Hamster Stamp with Glossy Ornament Technique

Several days ago, I saw one of the Christmas Whimsy stamps posted where the artist (Claire PH) had made the ornament ball all glossy and shinny.  A lot of the style posted on the Whimsy Stamp and Inspirational site are 5 x 5 cards with large flowers or other elaborate embellishments. My style is much simpler and with almost 50 to mail at today's postage rate, flat is an important factor.  
At the original posting she didn't say what technique she used so my stamping friend Jennie and I decided we would try two different methods to see what we could come up with. 
This is the final result of the one I completed.  Brief descriptions follow if you are interested in trying it out yourself.

After stamping and Copic coloring, I filled in the ornament with Glossy Accents, and let dry overnight. 

And my friend made a mask around the circle, then used WOW thick embossing powder and heat set. 

And her finished card ~

We both felt the end results were not a lot of difference, both turned out very glossy and made really cute cards.  I hope you will be encouraged to try a new technique often.  You never know what you might come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today and following my work.  I'd love for you to also check out Not Just Scraps on Facebook, where I sell my cards and other select items.
Serving a Risen Savior,  Pam

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hidy Ho Ho

This afternoon I've been playing around with Whimsy's  stamp set, Oh What Fun, designed by Deb Davis.

I needed several small images to be able to use the triple circle, scalloped edge card design and this set is adorable.  

Here's what I came up with and a few instructions to follow
 if you are interested in how to make your own:

The die set uses a double stitched circle, but I swapped out for a slightly larger circle to allow the cute Santa on the sled to peak through a little more.  

At first, I didn't have the additional snowflakes .... 
Honestly still not sure which I like better?

But with a list of close to 50 cards I need to make, I'm sure both will fit perfectly for just the right person.  Thanks Deb for such a cute and versatile stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today and for following my blog. 
Some are having trouble commenting this week, I do appreciate your comments, so I'm hoping you will be able to!
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam

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on Facebook, Not Just Scraps where I sell my cards.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gobble Gobble Challenge

If you are a card maker and a blogger, you know 'It's Turkey Time'.
As I sat down today to craft, I found ONE Turkey stamp in all of 
my collection!  
This is the time of year I tend to make more cards of Gratitude and Blessings, but out came my one little turkey to make his challenge card.  

I recently purchased a set of card 'TAB FLAPS' that I also wanted to try out today.  
Here's what I came up with.

And look who's hiding inside!

These Tab Flaps are going to be a lot of fun to try out for hidden greetings, gift cards 
and other images.

Thanks for visiting my posting today.  As always I appreciate your comments and invite you to visit my site, Not Just Scraps,  where I sell my cards.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam

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